Financial Project Associate

Department: FACTS

Reports to: Associate Director, Finance 

The Financial Project Associate supports the Finance team with day-to-day operations. They support the forecasting and budgeting process and are responsible for compiling and analyzing project and internal company reporting. This role uses good organizational skills, strong attention to detail, reporting and job costing skills, and effective problem-solving to ensure success. This position requires a hands-on team player with excellent communication and project management skills who works well across departments and displays strong analytical skills. 

Essential Functions 

  • Compiles project financial and statistical data reports and summarizes such information in graphic and/or report form 
  • Supports project teams with project setup and reporting 
  • Administrates project management software 
  • Builds and maintains custom financial reports for project and account managers 
  • Has experience in analytical and key performance indicator report writing (a plus) 
  • Processes accounts payable and accounts receivable, including but not limited to processing accounts payable invoices, check requests, and employee reimbursements 
  • Supports monthly client invoicing processes through data entry 
  • Assists in month-end close 
  • Supports other special requests or projects as requested 


Skills/Personal Characteristics 

  • Is experienced with NetSuite and OpenAir (a plus) 
  • Must have strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with an expert focus on Excel 
  • VLOOKUP, pivot tables, formatting, and tables 
  • Can quickly adapt to ad hoc requests 
  • Must be independent in meeting deadlines and project goals 
  • Should be detail oriented, organized, and capable of analyzing large sets of data 


To be successful in a position, an individual must not only perform the essential functions of the job but also demonstrate expertise. The following are essential to success:  

  • Exemplification of FORCE attributes: This is the essence of FORCE. Every member of the team embodies these characteristics. These attributes include a passion for success, accountability, sound judgment, adaptability, professionalism, creativity/innovation, ethical work with integrity, quality, and caring 
  • Excellent/intermediate communication skills: The ability to communicate effectively is vital to success. These skills include speaking and writing clearly and effectively balancing both listening and speaking in conversations and meetings, demonstrating resilience in difficult situations, presenting effectively to the needs of the intended audience, and giving and receiving feedback for continuous improvement 
  • Excellent/intermediate relationship management skills: Relationship management centers on an individual’s ability to manage interactions to provide services and support the organization. These skills include being attentive to the customer’s needs, collaborating with teammates, demonstrating the ability to influence, identifying and solving problems, and working through conflict by encouraging open communication 


Required Education and/or Experience 

  • A bachelor’s degree or 2-4 years of relevant experience (finance, operations, or accounting)  

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States, as our organization does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status for this position. We participate in E-Verify. 

FORCE Communications is a full-service medical marketing, communications, and education organization founded in 2001 that specializes in creating unique scientific/Medical Affairs, medical communication/education, commercial, and payer solutions. Our organization specializes in collaborating with pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and healthcare providers and industry partners in developing innovative programs that integrate scientific information with industry/healthcare market insight and adult learning principles. 


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